Upcoming Events

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light - Online Lecture on Thursday 5th November at 2.00 p.m.

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light – Online Lecture on Thursday 5th November at 2.00 p.m.

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light by Jacqueline Cockburn One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has ...
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Virtual London Walking Tour - Part 1 The Old East End - 11.00 Tuesday 17th November 2020

Virtual London Walking Tour – Part 1 The Old East End – 11.00 Tuesday 17th November 2020

The East End is one of London’s most fascinating and dynamic districts.  It is essentially the story of immigration, wave ...
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Dickens of a Christmas - Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas – Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas and “God Bless us Everyone” by Bertie Pearce Charles Dickens has often been proclaimed as “The ...
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The Art of the Steal: Nazi Looting During WWII  - Thursday 7th January 2021

The Art of the Steal: Nazi Looting During WWII – Thursday 7th January 2021

The Art of the Steal: Nazi Looting During WW II by Shauna Isaac The Nazis looted over 20% of Western ...
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Virtual London Walking Tour - Part 2 - From Bangladesh to Banksy - The story of London’s new East End - 11am 19 January 2021

Virtual London Walking Tour – Part 2 – From Bangladesh to Banksy – The story of London’s new East End – 11am 19 January 2021

This vibrant virtual tour tells the incredible story of the transformation that the East End has gone through in recent ...
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William Hogarth - 1697-1764 - Thursday 4th February 2021

William Hogarth – 1697-1764 – Thursday 4th February 2021

William Hogarth - 1697-1764 by Linda Smith Hogarth is nowadays mostly remembered as a talented satirist, but there is much ...
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The Market For Antiques  in the UK Today - Thursday 4th March 2021

The Market For Antiques in the UK Today – Thursday 4th March 2021

The Market For Antiques in the UK Today - or- Why No-One Wants to Buy Your Wardrobe Anymore!  by Matthew ...
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Special Interest Day - March 2021 10:00 - 15:00- Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day

Special Interest Day – March 2021 10:00 – 15:00- Masters of the Sea from the 17th Century to the Present Day

This Special Interest Day has been postponed from 2020 to 2021 owing to the pandemic. Three lectures given by JAMES ...
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Titian - The First Modern Artist - Thursday 1st April 2021

Titian – The First Modern Artist – Thursday 1st April 2021

Titian - The First Modern Artist by Douglas Skeggs During a long, successful and immensely lucrative career, Titian established himself ...
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Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – May 2021

Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – May 2021

We expect this to be a very special evening – and one for which we have been on the waiting ...
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Inspired By Stonehenge  - Thursday 6th May 2021

Inspired By Stonehenge – Thursday 6th May 2021

Inspired By Stonehenge by Julian Richards Stonehenge is the most celebrated and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the British Isles ...
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Baroque on a Roll: Classical Music in the Modern Era  - Thursday 3rd June 2021

Baroque on a Roll: Classical Music in the Modern Era – Thursday 3rd June 2021

Baroque on a Roll: Classical Music in the Modern Era by Tony Rawlins When Tony first appeared at Grayshott in ...
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Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, 22 June 2021

Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, 22 June 2021

Morning visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum dramatically situated on the East Cliff at Bournemouth overlooking the sea.  ...
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New Advances in Ice Age Art - Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art – Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn Dating from c.40.000 to 12,000 years ago, Ice Age Art continues ...
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Visit to Syon House and Gardens, Brentford - Wednesday 22 September 2021

Visit to Syon House and Gardens, Brentford – Wednesday 22 September 2021

Syon is the magnificent Grade I listed London residence of the Duke of Northumberland.  We will have a morning tour ...
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Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Postponed

Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Postponed

A morning guided tour of Chelsea’s famous physic garden, with 5,000 medicinal, edible, herbal and other useful plants. Afternoon guided ...
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The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur - Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur – Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe How do dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a ...
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Art and Feminism  - Thursday 4th November 2021

Art and Feminism – Thursday 4th November 2021

Art and Feminism by Colin Pink In this talk we'll explore the ways in which women have been excluded from ...
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The Kingdom of Sweets - Thursday 2nd December 2021

The Kingdom of Sweets – Thursday 2nd December 2021

The Kingdom of Sweets by Nigel Bates The Nutcracker has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet it was ...
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Special Interest Day - March 2022 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Special Interest Day – March 2022 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages. Three Lectures given by Elizabeth Merry. Beginnings: Morals, Martyrs and Marketing ...
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Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura - Thursday 5th May 2022

Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura – Thursday 5th May 2022

Three Exceptional Female Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Dame Laura Knight by Bernard Allan Nearly 300 years ...
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